UNESCO World Heritage

The first two articles devoted to World Heritage sites in Egypt, described the monuments left over from the heyday of the ancient Egyptian civilization as well as places associated with the development of Christianity. But today, Egypt – A Muslim country, and here you can find a variety of historical monuments of Islam. Also, despite the fact that much of the country falls on the barren desert, UNESCO noted the interesting paleontological findings, committed in Egypt. Read more here: Danny Meyer. It should be noted that you can get the best tours in Egypt from Moscow or any other Russian city, but even living in a luxury hotel does not replace the experience of exploring the historical and cultural monuments, whose age is estimated by many centuries. Egypt in 640, was conquered by the Arabs, and from that time began to spread Islam throughout the country. Already in 641, in the Nile Delta town was founded Fustat, which became the capital of Egypt, which was built the first mosque in Africa, called the Mosque of Amr. In 870 the capital was moved to the nearby city of Al-Katai, and in 969 built Cairo, which subsequently engulf previous capital.

Today, Cairo – multi-million dollar modern city, but it is an old district, which is recognized as one of the oldest examples of Islamic urban planning. It is Islamic Cairo is included in the list UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can find ancient mosques, traditional oriental baths, fountains, and many buildings have stood more than a thousand years. One of the oldest mosques, which preserved its original appearance, is the mosque of Ibn Tulun, built in 879. Since it was built many Islamic structures that defined the unique flavor of Islamic Cairo. On a trip to Cairo can be go to any Egyptian resort, and although the monuments of Islamic architecture are less popular with tourists than the Egyptian, you will not regret it, if familiar with them.

In Egypt also there and a natural monument, UNESCO award. At the beginning of last century, Fayoum Governorate, located in fifteen hundred miles southwest of Cairo, were found perfectly preserved remains of ancient whales. Since then, the valley where found paleontological, called Wadi al-hits, which translates as "the valley of the whales." The number and preservation of the finds are unique, and besides, they perfectly illustrate the evolution of ocean-going mammal from animals living on the land. However, tourists are not too attracted to ancient fossils, but for the Paleontologists Wadi al-Heath offers excellent opportunities for research. Since prices for all tours in Egypt are quite low, you no problems can go on a trip to the Red Sea coast, and then select a day to visit you are interested in World Heritage sites, as the UNESCO list of places in a truly unique cultural monuments and Nature.